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Art & Travel

Posted May 8, 2019 @ 1:22pm | by Melanie

Travel and art are a good pair most anywhere, and enhanced in Peru, with the countries exceptionally rich culture and history. The Andean landscape and it’s people are a constant source of inspiration and beauty. Over the years, I’ve been awed by the artistry of my travel...

 

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Indigo; The Royal Color Blue

Posted December 4, 2018 @ 10:55pm | by Melanie

During the November Peru trip, It was especially fun to focus on the interests of the White Bear Center for the Arts, Weisman Art Museum & Minnesota Museum of Art. All trip members were connected to one if not all, in a major way. I learned SO much from our two weeks together. The...

 

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The Pachamama's come to Minnesota

Posted October 25, 2018 @ 9:51pm | by Melanie

It made for a great September to have Maruja and Juana stay with me for the month. We learned so much together. Although we were busy with doing art events, we had FUN doing it! Andean women never really stop working. When not spinning dying or weaving, they watch over all family members, animals...

 

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Wari Culture

Posted August 1, 2018 @ 5:24pm | by Melanie

Wari CultureThe Wari culture headquarters was Ayacucho, Peru aprox 600-1000. The area has a rich textile history and it’s also where much of our design inspiration comes from today. This piece that we orginally recreated in the mid- nineties, (and are now repeating it as it’s timeless!) was...

 

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Ecuador Blessings

Posted March 29, 2018 @ 1:10pm | by Melanie

Ecuador BlessingsBeing part of a ceremony in the Andes is one of the most special invitations imaginable. I was very fortunate to meet Rene & LuzMilla Zambrano last November in Cusco while attending a cultural event that had an outreach to over 800 Indigenous guests, not only from the Andes, but as far away as...

 

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Cultural Preservation

Posted January 6, 2018 @ 1:52pm | by Melanie

Cultural Preservation had the great honor of being part of ‘Tinkuy’ in November. Tinkuy/Quechua= Gathering of the Textile Arts. It was an international conference organized by the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. The four day event was held in the historic center of Cusco. It brought...

 

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